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Effect of constant heat flux on forced convective micropolar fluid flow over a surface of another quiescent fluid

Majid, Nurazleen Abdul and Mohammad, Nurul Farahain and Mohd Kasim, Abdul Rahman and Ilias, Mohd Rijal and Shafie, Sharidan (2019) Effect of constant heat flux on forced convective micropolar fluid flow over a surface of another quiescent fluid. Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 7 (4). pp. 198-205. ISSN 2332-3353 E-ISSN 2332-3361

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Abstract

Due to the many applications of micropolar fluid such as blood, paint, body fluid, polymers, colloidal fluid and suspension fluid, it has become a prominent subject among the researchers. However, the characteristics of micropolar fluid flow over a surface of another quiescent fluid with heavier density of micropolar fluid under the effect of constant heat flux is still unknown. Therefore, the objective of the present work is to investigate numerically the forced convection of micropolar fluid flow over a surface of an other quiescent fluid using constant heat flux boundary condition. In this study, the similarity transformation is used to reduce the boundary layer governing equations for mass, momentum, angular momentum and energy from partial differential equations to a system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations. This problem is solved numerically using shooting technique with Runge-Kutta-Gill method and implemented in Jupyter Notebook using Python 3 language. The behaviour of micropolar fluid in terms of velocity, skin friction, microrotation and temperature are analyzed and discussed. It is found that, the temperature is higher in constant wall temperature (CWT) compared to constant heat flux (CHF) at stretching or shrinking parameter λ = 0.5 and various micropolar parameter K. Furthermore, as Prandtl number increases, the temperature is decreasing in both CHF and CWT.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7411/74658
Uncontrolled Keywords: Micropolar Fluid, Forced Convection, Constant Heat Flux, Quiescent Fluid
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Computational and Theoretical Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. N.F. Mohammad
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2019 11:30
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 11:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74658

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